Kennedy Center Open House: Celebrating JFK at 100

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kenWhen: Saturday, May 27, 12 Noon – 10 PM
Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC
Cost: Free
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In celebration of John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center opens its doors wider than ever with a free, crosscultural festival showcasing street arts culture, Hip Hop, and skateboard culture, as well as classical and contemporary arts.

This special Open House welcomes the public to explore and experience the performing arts through the halls, theaters, and plazas of the Kennedy Center through more than 30 free performances, activities, and events for all ages and tastes. The arts program will feature artists from across the U.S., the D.C. region, and abroad.

Highlights include:

• Bandaloop, the pioneer of vertical dance, will present multiple performances suspended from the roof of the Kennedy Center throughout the day.
• Company E, a D.C-based contemporary dance company, will perform a Kennedy Center–commissioned work and world premiere, (In) Security, or Jack and Nikki Do the Cold War Tango, in the Grand Foyer using both Millennium Stages simultaneously to explore the John F. Kennedy/ Nikita Khrushchev relationship.
• Flexn will present five different performances of flex dance, an electrifying form of street dance evolved from Jamaican bruk-up and reggae.
• Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music, and Media will return with a skate park and music stage open and active throughout the day on the plaza.


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